Wellbeing and Support
Guildhall Young Artists has many years’ experience of working with children and young people from all backgrounds. It is our priority to create an inclusive, safe and happy environment for every child or young person that spends time with us.
We understand that there may be times when showing up for a class might not always feel easy. For these days, when turning up to the centre may feel like a difficult thing to do, we encourage you to let us know so our team can look at ways to support you. Our team will provide a safe and confidential space in order for you to do this.
At Guildhall Young Artists we believe that the arts has the ability to positively impact on mental health and mindset so we would always encourage you to come in, even when it may feel difficult to do so.
All Centre for Young Musicians staff are subject to safe recruitment processes which include Enhanced DBS checks. Staff are required to undertake regular safeguarding training which is part of our safeguarding culture at Centre for Young Musicians. We have a dedicated Safeguarding Team and you can contact our Head of Safeguarding, Hetsie van Rooyen if you would like any information on pastoral or safeguarding support.
Please note that the School does not provide supervision of children when they are not attending a timetabled activity. However, parents are welcome on the premises on Saturdays.
Further details can be found in our Safeguarding Policy, which you can access here or download below.
Important Safeguarding Contact Details
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Geoff Harniess: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please get in touch with Geoff in the first instance. If Geoff is unavailable, please contact the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Julie Beaman: email@example.com.
Alternatively, if neither of the abovementioned staff are available, you can also contact: Hetsie van Rooyen, Head of Safeguarding at Guildhall School of Music & Drama: firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Advice and Development
The well-being of our students is a prerequisite for their success and there may be times when they will need help or advice. The Head of the Centre, Geoffrey Harniess, and the Head of Programmes, Tim Pottier, welcome the opportunity to discuss student’s progress and offer careers advice. In addition, there are the heads of departments and our experienced teachers to oversee the students’ studies and help cater for their individual needs.